Verena from Germany (medical student):
I chose to do my nursing internship at the Bhandari Hospital in Jaipur because I wanted to gain experience working with doctors, nurses and patients in another country. The hospital exceeded all my expectations: The nursing supervisor, the hospital manager and another nursing intern from Germany had designed a rotation schedule for my 30 days internship which allowed me to experience all departments (NICU, ICU, OT, female general ward, casualty) of the hospital.
I believe that my elective abroad was very valuable and helpful for my future medical career: I learned a lot in each department and also got the chance to do basic medical treatments on my own. The staff at the hospital was always extremely helpful, even though we sometimes faced language barriers. I wish that all medical students could have such a great experience in India.
Since I wanted to get to know as much as possible about the Indian lifestyle and culture I decided to stay with a local host family during my elective. Their home was nice and clean and I had my own spacious room with an en-suite bathroom. The family were perfect hosts and I absolutely loved their delicious, spicy food. I also enjoyed the weekly workshops arranged by our local World Unite! coordinator (Indian cooking classes, Henna/Saree workshop, Yoga and Hindi). I really hope to be back in Jaipur soon.
Thank you for your care and support!
Verena from Germany